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This difference in labor costs, of course, translates into higher rents and prices: "One developer offered this example: He recently put up an apartment building in Watertown and another one in South Boston. Putting in the 'expensive stuff' — like mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements — cost him $32 a square foot in Watertown using nonunion workers versus $82 a square foot in Boston with union." [Globe]